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(A) The city shall not convey, transfer, or lease for a period exceeding one year any municipal park and recreation areas, greenbelts, nature preserves, parkways, buffers and separators, or public buildings and structures employed for recreational purposes, which the municipality owns or in which it has an interest by easement, reversion, remainder, contract, or leasehold, except upon the passage of an ordinance authorizing the same, passed with the affirmative vote of five members of the Council. In considering such legislation the Council shall not suspend the rule requiring three readings, and such legislation shall not be passed as an emergency measure.
(B) The restrictions set forth in this section shall not apply to the public right-of-way (except to green area medians), to land owned or improved primarily for the purpose of accommodating the flow of surface waters, or to land acquired for and devoted to administrative uses or to the storage of municipal equipment or supplies.
(C) The city shall not permit any municipal park or recreation area, greenbelt, nature preserve, parkway, buffer or separator, or any of its public buildings or structures employed for recreational purposes, to be developed or converted to uses inconsistent with their original character, except upon the passage of legislation in the manner provided in division (A) of this section.
(D) The City Manager shall maintain a map which identifies the properties subject to the restraints established in this section. The nature of the city's interest in such property shall be indicated on the map.
(E) Any land or structures acquired by the city shall be defined as to primary use by the City Council at the time of acquisition.
(Ord. 1983-21, passed 8-3-83)